Police on Monday denied reports that an officer attached to the team investigating the murder of Senzo Meyiwa quit because of death threats linked to her recommendation that everyone present in the house the Bafana Bafana captain was killed in should be charged.
“Media reports regarding the investigation into Senzo Meyiwa’s murder, alleging that Captain (Joyce) Buthelezi has quit the investigating team as a result of a disagreement regarding a recommendation she had made and that she subsequently received death threats, are false,” national police spokesman Solomon Makgale said.
“Captain Buthelezi was incorporated into the team due to her specialist skills.
She was not carrying the docket. Just like any other team member, she was assigned specific tasks and must provide specialist input as and when required.”
Meyiwa was shot dead at his girlfriend’s Vosloorus house in an alleged botched robbery in October last year.